This Programmable Robot is Designed to Entertain and Educate Children

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 13, 2015
References: kickstarter & techtimes
'Vortex' is a new programmable robot that functions as an interactive toy, as well as an educational tool. The kid-friendly robot not only plays with children, but it also teaches them the basics of programming.

Vortex was designed by 'DFRobot' and it comes ready to use right out of the box. To begin using the toy, you must first download the accompanying app, which will sync to the robot via Bluetooth. Children can begin playing with the programmable robot immediately by choosing 'companion mode.' This basic mode allows children to play pre-installed games such as 'Bumping Fight' and 'Robot Soccer.' The robot also comes with more advanced features that teach children how to program the kinds of games they are playing.

Through advanced technology and a simple interface, children can create their very own programmable games.